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“A welcome return” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Boheme

La Boheme
Ranked #8 of 174 Restaurants in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: La Bohème Restaurant is housed in the vaults of the Georgian ‘Port of Waterford’ building – an historic property which has been associated with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years.Proprietors Christine and Eric Théze have patiently restored this magnificent space to create an inviting and intimate atmosphere. Its original flagstone floors, limewashed walls and vaulted ceilings are unique and particular to Waterford. The design of the restaurant is sympathetic to the architecture of the building, with influences of New Baroque. The restaurant combines ornate antiques and decoration with modern touches creating an eclectic, decadent interior.La Bohème is a restaurant where the pleasures of the table are in accord with the décor, blending modern delicacies with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Enjoy an aperitif at our beautiful pewter bar while perusing the menu and whetting your appetite.‘Here at La Bohème we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to give our customers a dining experience beyond comparison’
Dublin, Ireland
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“A welcome return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We first encountered La Boheme, in 2011 during a summer holiday by Dunmore East, and this was our trip to the "big City" to indulge in our French Food love affair...

First time was good, Second time was even better, great service, genuine French dishes with locally sourced ingredients, presented excellently with that 5 star service you expect when fine dining, and this may be the best fine dining experience in Waterford City, I'm happy to try more...

The major difference from our first visit, was undoubtedly the fact it was busier this visit, as one who prefers a little more peace whilst out dining, we didn't feel at all cramped and felt this was a place for like minded people who enjoy the nicer surroundings.

3rd time luckier, might be a stretch,, but here's hoping...

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank gerrymac32
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Gerrymac32,
And a very warm welcome back to you too. We are delighted your first visit spiked a second one and that you enjoyed both! With any luck we shall see you again this year if the weather holds and you spend a little time in Dunmore East again.
We thank you for the lovely review on Trip Advisor, its always appreciated when our dining guests take that extra time to let us know how much they enjoyed their experience with us!#
Merci Beacoup et a bientot!
Christine
Owner
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
“Great food and very good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Had a very good experience in la boheme. Delicious food. We went with the market menu which was very good value at 35€ per person. We had pork belly and goats cheese spring roll both of which were delicious. We had beautifully cooked confit of duck and hake in soya sauce for main. Desert was lush with chocolate fondant and cream brûlée. Only negative was the weak coffee. Would go back without hesitation.

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Thank Ronan H
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Ronan H,
Thanks for the great review on Trip Advisor. Delighted you enjoyed the delicious food and that you would come back without hesitation!! That's always a very positive sign.
We had changed coffee suppliers just a few days before your visit, and apparently the dose we had used before was not strong enough providing for a weaker coffee. This has all been rectified you will be happy to know.
We look forward to a future visit of yours,
kind regards,
Christine
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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful meal, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I were visiting Waterford in late February, he is originally from there but we now live in California. We were over for a wedding and to visit his family, and wanted an evening to ourselves. A friend suggested La Boheme, so we thought we'd give it a try. It was a Wednesday evening, around 7:30, so there were only a couple of people in the restaurant. We opted for the fixed price meal, which I thought was good value at 35 euro per person - there was a nice selections for appetizers, mains and desserts. They had a big wine list, which we ended up needing some help with. The maitre'd (unfortunately I don't know his name) was VERY helpful in selecting a reasonably priced bottle that went well with our meal - my husband was having hake and I'd opted for the lamb. The creme brulee of crabmeat and herbs was fantastic, I would highly recommend it. For dessert, we both had the cheese tray, which is a few euro extra, but worth it - really nice.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Cynthia W
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear fourfriends 74,
You were very very generous with your review of our restaurant stating "The best meal ever had", such a nice sentence and one we read over and over again. Thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that it will bring you back to Waterford for a return visit.
kind regards,
Christine
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“Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my partner ate here mid week so it was quiet enough, we opted for the Market Menu which was a steal at €35 euro. Wine was reasonable also at €40 for a bottle of Sancerre, and it was delicious. Food was very good, the winner was the creme brulee for me which I was looking foward to all night. My partner loved his salmon starter, which tasted unbelievable. All in all it was great. The staff were very attentive and couldnt do enough for you. The setting is very romantic and relaxing. Would definitely eat here again and would recommend to anyone.

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1 Thank ZMARE
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Zmare,
Thank you so much for your lovely review! So delighted you enjoyed the meal and our staff. They are wonderful and I can't compliment them enough as they are passionate about their work and try very hard. We love the fact you found the premises "Romantic" and relaxing. We hope this will prompt you to try us out again when you are in Waterford next.
kind regards,
Christine
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

The best meal I ever had. Spent a few days in Waterford and came across this fantastic restaurant . Pity it is not in Dublin . Will just have to Return soon to Waterford. Everything about the place was super. Can't praise it enough.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank fourfriends74
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear fourfriends74,
Of course complimentary reviews are nice, but when a review starts out with "best meal I ever had", it's hard not to read over and over and over again. Delighted you enjoyed the dining experience in La Boheme and we hope to see you on a future visit to Waterford.
kind regards and thanks again for such lovely accolades,
much appreciated,
Christine Theze
Proprietor
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